A super energy efficient swimming pool

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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The terms energy efficient and swimming pool aren't ordinarily two words that feature together. There is a common misconception that having a large body of water in your yard or garden means that you are chugging through valuable resources, or burning fossil fuels to keep it operational. However, this is simply not true. The London Swimming Pool Company are here to challenge this notion, and show you that it is possible to have the best of both worlds. By fusing together visually stunning aesthetics and forward thinking engineering, you will see a swimming pool that is considered one of the United Kingdom's most energy efficient.

So, without further ado, let's dive in and take a look at this marvel in swimming pool design.

Soakin' up the sun

Double Award Winner - Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool: minimalistic Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Double Award Winner—Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

First and foremost, before we look at the design of the pool itself, let's take a look at the elements which make the pool energy efficient. Located inside a fully insulated barn-style enclosure, the thermal properties of this encasement are instantly visible. Stone is known to soak up the rays of the sun, and slowly release the heat inside throughout the day. This construction method has been around for centuries, with modern day brick homes based upon this theory. As you can see, the roof is covered in 80 photovoltaic panels, which generate the electricity to run both the plantroom and internal illumination of the swimming pool.

The plantroom

Double Award Winner - Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool: minimalistic Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Double Award Winner—Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

Here, we take a look inside the plantroom, with each and every element being generously insulated. Foamglas has been used to insulate the sub level and pipework, and foil-coated glass fibre has been used to insulate ductwork and filters. Furthermore, the filters use glass bead media for high performance filtration, yet function at a very low cost to the environment. All these elements are extremely important, and at the end of the day, saving money for the owner, and most importantly, reducing the carbon footprint of the pool.

A stunning expanse

Double Award Winner - Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool: minimalistic Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Double Award Winner—Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

Once upon a time, a plastic cover was used to keep the temperature of an outdoor pool steady, but this system has been taken one step further. From this angle, we can begin our tour of the interior. The swimming pool, which is essentially flush with the ground level, appears to have an endless expanse. The length and geometry provided by the shape is remarkable, as is the turquoise blue tiling that dons the floor. This shade is complemented wonderfully by the beige floor tiles, white ceiling and pastel green feature wall. In an environment that is beneficial to healing, health and well-being, the choice of colours is essential to evoke these feelings.

Bold symmetry

Double Award Winner - Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool: minimalistic Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Double Award Winner—Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

Bathed in natural light, the pitch of the roof creates an incredible floor-to-ceiling example of a modern cathedral style window. Lined with rectangular shaped glazing, the natural light is able to penetrate the space, as well as be adequately ventilated if need be. This serene swimming pool can be utilised in full through the winter months, meaning the occupants can stay fit, host parties and even take time out of their busy schedules to gather thoughts and meditate in such a calming and soothing space.

It's in the details

Double Award Winner - Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool: minimalistic Pool by London Swimming Pool Company
London Swimming Pool Company

Double Award Winner—Engineering First Creates Super Energy Efficient Pool

London Swimming Pool Company

The final image shows off the stunning detail provided by the lighting. Gently jutting out from the walls, these golden lamps create a moody and atmospheric aura to an already tranquil space. As mentioned earlier, the pool house is run via the photovoltaic panels on the roof, with the same notion carried through to the lighting. Using EVA Optic high efficient LED lighting, a blissful ambience can be achieved, whilst still maintaining the vastly important theme of energy efficiency.

We hope you have enjoyed this short tour through this incredible example of swimming pool design. Perhaps you are in the market for a new pool, or would like to upgrade your existing pool to make it energy compliant? Be sure to contact homify experts LSPC if you have any questions regarding this topic. 

What are your thoughts on this luxury swimming pool design? Let us know in the comments below.
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